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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 19, 2010 9:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 'sharing' component...

Bingo. I gave away most of my tapes at a show in '92 (i didn't really have that many) and pretty much stopped listening by '95. Fast forward to 2005 and being introduced to this place completely re-lit the fire. Even more so than before, however the only folks you can share that level of passion with are those who have it themselves so that means this place. Seriously we can be worse than televangelists when it comes to preaching to those not "enlightened." So I don't really bother. I fine with hanging out here and for the most part listening on my own. Almost all of my sharing has been with people i have met here. Unfortunately i am finding less and less time to send discs through the mail these days. What Charlie Miller has been doing has me thinking there might be a better way.

Where i disagree with WT is that I believe that finding this place hasn't driven me to burnout and search for other music. To the contrary the good people here and this music have enlightened me about other bands like RRE, Yarn, Hot Buttered Rum and the Carolina Chocolate Drops because they all were either influenced by the Grateful Dead or in the case of CCD, influenced by the same kind of music that initially influenced the Dead. Burnout hasn't driven me to other bands, the love of the Grateful Dead has.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 19, 2010 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 'sharing' component...

That's probably my biggest "problem": I have such a high threshold level for even "trying" something new (ie, really following up on a lead from someone here I trust about "you should really listen to this WT! It's right up your alley with interests in Phil and JBruce!"...even though I know the poster knows me well enough to be right, I just never take the plunge...always too busy, think it won't actually be to my liking, whatever).

The irony is that this openness to new acoustic experiences that I demand of my friends and relatives (ie, YOU MUST listen to the CREAM I am sending to you!) is entirely absent in me...hence, the burnout factor due to overindulgence with a lesser range of bands to obsess over.

So glad to hear of everyone else's "success" in avoiding such K LAM ah tees; my experience is no doubt singular, or at least we just don't see the posters that have experienced it because unlike me they had the good grace to stop posting...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Oct 19, 2010 10:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 'sharing' component...

After Garcia's death I really didn't catch a big wave of GDness to '05 or so . The usual suspects ; career , children , and disinterest mark the ten year gap . I made a few remarks about " still doing the GD thing " myself during that time to others .
The mojo returned . I found this place and went nuts , like the squirrel in Ice Age , listening to shows . And then , after a while , I found this place .
I am very happy to have this home and the like minded GD freaks here . We are a such a small niche and it's good to have so many to help keep the fire burning . Most people I meet and are in my life think we are insane to perseverate so .
( As a side thought , in the future we ought to have our own retirement homes . Boy , we would need special screening for the staff that worked there !)
I like coming here for the learning , sharing and community . I agree that burnout happens , but that is to be expected with something finite , no matter how large the experience is . I am burnout mode now but I listened to the DS>MD ( 10-18-74 ) and some '66 yesterday . I never would have done that in burn out mode before I was on the forum .
It's not just the music here , but the silly / mind blowing / cool /ect. media that people share , that chances are I would have never seen . And then the community of written 'voices' that becomes familiar . I am not sure what type of relationships these are that are formed here . But they are real . I just can't figure out the contours yet .

And el , we aren't worse then televangelists , by far .

SDH - my wife has returned to full hippie mode . ( No patchouli allowed in the house ! ) The children and I are concerned . There is a gaggle of her friends too . So I got a little sign , " Hippies Must Use Back Door " . ;-)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Oct 19, 2010 11:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 'sharing' component...

Lucky you. My time with the boys at home is still pretty much "underground". My commute to and from work is my time to really blast shows. Now my wife and I do have many artists we both love, just not the hairy fat man.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 19, 2010 6:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 'sharing' component...

"( As a side thought , in the future we ought to have our own retirement homes . Boy , we would need special screening for the staff that worked there !)"

This is very funny, I have had this exact thought! We are seriously freaks here. I am spending a lot of time visiting my dad in the nursing home, as you know, and I find myself thinking, Well by the time I need one of these places, surely they'll have internet? Um, how am I going to listen to the Grateful Dead when I'm in the nursing home? ... and slowly a scheme forms ... I'm not the only one ... but you are so right we will have to vet the staff very carefully.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Oct 19, 2010 6:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 'sharing' component...

I wonder if we would self segregate based on era ? Maybe it would be on the intake form to avoid listening conflicts .
"So Mr. S. tell us , what are your fav shows ?"

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 19, 2010 7:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 'sharing' component...

Sure, with cute names for the different areas. The home my dad is in has a dementia wing called "Memory Lane," we can have Shakedown Street and Minglewood and Truckin' to Buffalo and ... clearly early-era purists will have to be segregated from Nineties Deadheads et al.
Cliff will need a private wing :)
sorry, Cliff, just teasing!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 19, 2010 10:23pm
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Great idea: Deadhead retirement homes. Or even just wings. I can put up with 90s fans or 60s-Only folks. I just want to make sure I'm kept away from those Foreigner fans, or the rappers who will join us eventually. If there are too many of them, I say we should all get together and make a little settlement outside. Even yurts or teepees. Using our canes as the poles. Kind of drafty, but better for our fragile health than a steady diet of rap and Foreigner.

Sorry about your dad and what you're dealing with there, Ringo. And I sure do hope the nursing/retirement homes for our generation/s aren't as grim and spiritless and as much like, well, waiting rooms for the inevitable. I've had some relatives and family friends in places that were kind of OK, but still ... where were the Betty Grable posters? The cool old radios in the hallway, say, that would play, say, the Lone Ranger or Glenn Miller if you pressed the buttons? The 1930s movie nights? Wouldn't that be so much nicer than a hall labeled "Memory Lane"?

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Oct 19, 2010 11:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 'sharing' component...

Turn TCM on at least , Lord .
This may sound a little silly now , but a dhead 'retirement ' community may not be so silly in 10-15 years .

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 19, 2010 11:20pm
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Yeah, really. I made a joking prediction in the late 80s about the day when Beatles music would be used to sell cars. Hmmm.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Oct 19, 2010 11:25pm
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I just want a quiet place where I can lay my head , and a friend or two at hand ...

( Could be the first foray into marketing <--)

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 20, 2010 4:37am
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We could be onto something here, guys ...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 19, 2010 6:47pm
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Is there DEAD bingo?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 19, 2010 6:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 'sharing' component...

I don't know, but I know these places are going to have to upgrade pretty soon. The next generation to hit the nursing homes is going to require that our addiction to electronic gizmos be accommodated. The old folks now can watch television, that's about all they can do in there. The "recreation director" means well but she tries to get my dad to do things like, leaf pressing and finger painting. I'm sorry but when it's my turn I'm going to need the Grateful Dead. Loud Grateful Dead.
Sorry to rant.

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Poster: Dancin'Deb Date: Oct 20, 2010 9:24pm
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They may be worried but I think they all like Mom the Hippie! And I promise, no patchouli...though I do still like the smell ;)

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 19, 2010 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 'sharing' component...

I wasn't making a moral judgement, i was referring to the zeal that we can display regarding this band and how it must seem to the uninitiated at times. Cliffs cartoon does a wonderful job making fun of this.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Oct 19, 2010 11:24am
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el , I bring the comment in jest . It's O.K. man . Breathe .
It is hard to discern comments sometimes though . Thanks for making sure .:-)

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